Do you have in-laws or out-laws?

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    Mar 17, 2008 11:41 AM GMT
    My extended family has just been warm and amazing with me and my partner. WOW!

    I just have on sister-in-law who I think laughs at us but I don't give a damn. I think it is because her husband in homophobic and it makes her uncomfortable. When her husband is alone with me you would think he is my best friend.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 17, 2008 1:04 PM GMT
    Really a combination in my family. You have the most genuine, giving and concern as well as "ultimate greed" (manipulation and cheating).... Sounds like a soap opera...


    Probably no different than in most families
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    Mar 17, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
    My family loves my partner. His family likes me, but his parents are not totally comfortable (they are traditional Catholics). My partner has 10 adorable nieces and nephews (5 of each sex) that I really like spending time around. Every time I see them I kinda wish I had kids.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 17, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    My family likes him more than they like me.
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    Mar 17, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Not exactly on the subject of same-sex partner in-laws, but in the years since I came out, my ex-wife's family remain closer to me than my own. They're great people. My mother-in-law died last summer unexpectedly, and I still miss her terribly. I can only hope my future in-laws are as amazing.
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    Mar 17, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidMy family likes him more than they like me.


    You feel that way to eh? My mom loves my partner, she admits he is her favourite in-law. The fact that he is considerate and good with old people helps.
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    Mar 17, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    My family is pretty crazy and open. My friends love my mom and they think she'd make an awesome "fag hag," LOL.

    She's open to a point where she sometimes looks at me and goes: "you're stressed. You need a boyfriend because sex is good for your physical and emotional health. Why are you still single?"

    And basically whenever I've been in a relationship she's been as much of a mother to my boyfriends than she has to me (and to my friends too). On the other hand, I haven't been so lucky with the families of those I've dated.

    The rest of my family is really open and cool about it too.
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    Mar 17, 2008 10:31 PM GMT

    Literally, outlaws. They all have warrants and everything.
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    Mar 17, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
    In my family most everyone is civil and my Mother-in-law says she gets along better with me than she does with her son (my partner). The only dissident is my Sister-in-law who is a major Bitch. One evening after a tense Family dinner (which I spent hours cooking) she got off on one of her rants and started calling me a "goddam fuckin stuck-up faggot". Followed-up with how I'm going to hell because I corrupted her little brother - needless to say I kicked her out of the house and haven't spoken to her since. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 17, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    Hahaha - I always tell the hubby that I'm the son his father never had. I usually get a bruise after that. But yeah, for some reason, they love me. I clean up at Christmas!

    As for my side, they love him because they know how good he is for me/to me. I think they just don't 'get him' at all though!
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    Mar 17, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    It's funny - boyfriends' parents always like me - I guess I'm just the fair haired boy!
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    Mar 18, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidIt's funny - boyfriends' parents always like me - I guess I'm just the fair haired boy!


    Ha.. same here Jockbod48, except I'll change "like me" to "love me", oh and I'm not fair haired... icon_eek.gif

    I also really love my boyfriends family. They are the best. Of course they're not perfect but no family is. They are just very full of love and accepting of each other's faults. I'm going to visit them this week for Easter. Should be fun! icon_biggrin.gif

    My family is very large (catholic, latino, need I say more?) so not all of them have met my BF yet but all that have love him too. It also goes without saying that my family is dysfunctional like most families (again.. catholic, latino, need I say more?) but in the end they are all great people with beautiful hearts. icon_cool.gif



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    Mar 21, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    After we broke up, it was a really hot day and my ex had gone to Ptown, and I just really wanted to cool off. Since his sister had a pool, I called her up and asked if I could come over for a swim. They ended up calling over the other sister and her family and we had a barbecue. As he was soon to move to Florida, they said that since they were losing him, they'd keep me in the family instead.

    Needless to say, I get along with them, even though we're not together anymore. His 10 nieces and nephews have known me all their lives, so I'm part of the family (still).

    When I told my parents that we were breaking up, my mother's comments was "But we like him. We didn't like your sister's ex-husband, but we love him!"
  • iHavok

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    Mar 21, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I have three brothers and two sisters. it's natural for my mom to take in whatever guy i bring home, relaitonship or not, and treat them as just another one of the kids.

    However with my ex, i always told him i was his grandparents favorite. Lucky fucker. He had the best family
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    Mar 21, 2008 2:47 AM GMT
    I met my boyfriends family when his mother died. When we were out in Utah for the funeral his aunt drunkenly asked me to elope with her to Vegas, I soberly declined despite the decaliter of hooch running through me. Even under such strange circumstances I have come to like members of his family.